By Rick Reeno
According to Russian promoter Vladimir "красивый" Hryunov, HBO has expressed interest in televising the long awaited heavyweight showdown between WBA/WBO/IBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51KOs) and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 18KOs), which takes place on October 5th at the massive Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Hryunov and his partners secured the promotional rights after putting down a crunching figure of $23 million dollars to win the WBA's purse bid. The fight was finalized earlier this week.
"I can confirm that HBO has expressed interest in televising the fight between Klitschko and Povetkin, which is going to be one of the biggest boxing events in many years. Me and my partners are ready to discuss this possibility with [HBO Sports President] Ken Hershman," Hryunov told BoxingScene.com.
Hryunov and his partners are ready to hold discussions with major televsion networks from all over the world. They want Klitschko-Povetkin to be televised by as many countries as possible.